Extended Care Services
Just as addiction does not progress to its full manifestation over a short period of time, recovery will take some time to develop. Recovery is not simply about abstaining from alcohol and other drugs. It is about living a life that is meaningful and participating in relationships in a way that benefits everyone. For these reasons, Mountain Laurel Recovery Center (MLRC) provides opportunities for extended treatment for Veterans, First Responders and individuals participating in specialized treatment programming and as part of their continuing care planning. MLRC offers extended residential care onsite and as part of our residential programming, up to 60 days, or through one of our strategic partnerships. MLRC works closely with several nationwide providers that offer step-down services such as PHP, IOP, structured sober living and Oxford House programs.
MLRC also offers Beyond MLRC, which is our Alumni program. This program is optional, but highly encouraged as it offers an app, regular phone/text check-ins, and a variety of activities for our alumni to stay connected with each other and MLRC. We offer weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual events via face-to-face, zoom, and/or both as options for individuals to continue their recovery journey with our support. We have an Alumni Coordinator who plans, facilitates, and manages the program as well as a variety of staff who participate on the app and at events.
In addition to these extended-care services, MLRC also offers Trac9, which individuals begin using during inpatient treatment. Trac9 is a weekly assessment that analyzes progress and offers clear visualization for both the individual and their counselor and aids in treatment planning for growth and progress. Trac9 is also available to alumni, who are encouraged to use it as a weekly or monthly assessment and can be a part of an individual’s aftercare up to 18 months after treatment. After treatment, Trac9 provides individuals with a clear, measurable, and visual analysis of their progress that offers the individual the opportunity to see areas of improvement and areas where more effort is needed.
Resources about ongoing care can be found on our blog and in our alumni Facebook group.
Our tree planting ceremony in honor of our alumni.